Lisa studied literature, theatre and linguistics at University College in Utrecht before starting a Research Master in Linguistics. During this Master, she followed an Environmental Humanities course that sparked her interest for and concerns with the environment. This course was the reason for her to switch careers and follow a Master in Environment and Resource Management at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Lisa never fully abandoned her initial passion for language and writing and specialized in (visual) storytelling and communication in the realm of food systems, and agriculture in particular.
Lisa wrote her master thesis with the Regeneration Academy on a regenerative farm in Southern Spain. During this time, she researched how storytelling can be used to accelerate a transition from conventional to more sustainable farming practices. At this farm, she also fell in love with the practical side of sustainable farming and she now volunteers for several sustainable farms in the Netherlands.
At EcoAgriculture Partners, Lisa conducts research on adult education approaches, methods and tools that lead to local empowerment, sustainable development and transformational change to inform the capacity-building strategy of the 1000 Landscapes for One Billion People Initiative. Additionally, she contributes to the design of capacity assessment protocols, capacity building curricula, and curricula delivery modes in support of the Capacity Development Design Team of the 1000L Initiative.Contact Lisa